WHO WE ARE
The Violet Crown Sports Association is an Austin-based bicycle club for cyclists of all ages, types, and abilities -- racers and non-racers alike -- which is open to anyone who wishes to join.
Formally established in 1981 and affiliated with USA Cycling, the national governing body for bicycle racing in the U.S., and the Texas Bicycle Racing Association, the Violet Crown is the oldest and largest bicycle racing club in Austin and one of the oldest and largest bicycle clubs in Texas. Most members reside in the greater Austin area or elsewhere in Texas.
The Violet Crown is governed by a set of bylaws and overseen by a six-member board of directors. The club holds a registered trademark on its name issued by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office for cycling-related endeavors and is registered with the Texas Secretary of State and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501c(4) charitable organization.
VIOLET CROWN 2017 WINTER TOUR
Place: Thunderbird Cafe on 1401 W. Koenig
Distance: 50ish miles
Pace: 16-17 mph
It's that time of the year when we invest in our riding as we transition to the new year, new season. All stages will start at Thunderbird Café and Tap Room at Koenig and Woodrow. We'll meet at 8:45am and roll out at 9am sharp. We will aim for around 50 miles so we don't break legs. Pace will be winter two by two conversational pace. Please don't park in Thunderbird's itty bitty parking lot, there is plenty of free parking on Woodrow.
Monday Dec 25, Christmas Day is officially a rest day/weather make up day.
If it's in the 30s or inclement weather stay tuned for ride updates which will be announced on Facebook.
The schedule as it stands now is:
Stage 1: 12/21, Thu, T-Birds
Stage 2: 12/22, Fri, T-Birds
Stage 3: 12/23, Sat, T-Birds
Stage 4: 12/24, Sun, T-Birds
Stage 5: 12/26, Tue, T-Birds
Stage 6: 12/27, Wed, T-Birds
Stage 7: 12/28, Thu, T-Birds
Stage 8: 12/29, Fri, T-Birds
Stage 9: 12/30, Sat, T-Birds
Stage 10: 12/31, Sun, T-Birds
Stage 11: 1/1, Mon, T-Birds
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